Unlike the world’s biggest whisky nations, such as Scotland, Ireland or the US, Germany does not have a century-long tradition in distilling the water of life. The Destillerie Blaue Maus, which means “blue mouse distillery”, is our country’s longest-running whisky manufacturing site. A small family business, it started operation in 1983. And to this day, it produces its spirits in such tiny quantities that its core range consists of annual single cask bottlings rather than vatted single malt whiskies. Hand-made without any food coloring or chill-filtration, the Blaue Maus Single Cask Whisky is a 7 years old labour of love, bottled with a light ABV of 40 per cent and matured in German oak casks. Its herbal flavor distinguishes is quite a bit different from the tastes you usually find in a Scotch, but that is not a bad thing at all. If you are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary dram from an up-and-coming whisky nation, the Blaue Maus Single Cask Whisky might be a good choice for you!
Nose: A whiff of brisk herbs, dewy moss and forest wood.
Palate: Light and herby with a malty undertone. This rodent’s favorite food includes caramelized pears, sweet chestnuts and peppermind leafs.
Finish: A jumpy little fellow, the blue mouse does not stay with us for too long. But its exit is light-footed and smooth.
Type: Single Cask Malt Whisky
Age: 7 Years
Alc. volume: 40%
Bottle size: 0.7 litres
Price range: ~40.00 Euro
More info: http://www.fleischmann-whisky.de/
I was very impressed by the German whiskies I sampled there a while ago.
I was even more impressed knowing Germany has more whisky distilleries than Scotland!
That’s a lot of new expressions to sample.
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Yeah, we surely got some really malts over here. And they are getting more and more recognition — rightfully so! In autumn, I visited the Glen Els distillery in the Harz Mountains. They are probably my favorite German whisky makers at the moment and getting to see how they produce their spirits was really interesting. I did not know though that more people are producing whisky over here than in Scotland. oO
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